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About NESA

The North East Sports Academy (NESA) at TyneMet is committed to providing the very best in sports education and is structured to support players of all sporting abilities. You can study any course at any of our campuses and enjoy the benefits of being part of NESA. With state-of-the-art facilities and fully-equipped workout areas, you will train with sports professionals in a specialised environment.

Become part of NESA and you will also have the opportunity to participate in regional and national competitions whilst boosting your employability with sport-specific work placements and the chance to gain new skills through leadership and volunteering programmes in the local community - designed to build confidence, independence and experience in a supportive, professional environment.

Achieve Sporting Excellence

The North East Sports Academy (NESA) is focused on developing talent and sporting ambition alongside academic success. All of our academies focus upon comprehensive coaching to support and improve skills and develop confidence.

If you’re a student looking to develop your sports skills and athletic capacity then NESA offers the perfect study/sport balance.

NESA programmes have been developed to allow students to progress in their chosen sport and have access to a wide range of benefits including the opportunity to complete nationally recognised qualifications and awards which can help enhance your application for university or employment.

Personalised Sports Programmes

The North East Sports Academy is structured to support players at any level of the game and our coaches will work with you to maximise your sporting potential. Programmes are developed around timetables and have been designed to allow students to progress in their chosen sport.


The NESA team is dedicated at providing a first class experience in a professional sports environment. We offer personalised programmes from expert coaches to ensure you have the opportunity to fulfill your potential. If you’re interested in advancing your athletic ability or playing at a professional level, our coaches will work with you to develop your talent.

NESA is committed to developing the talents, aspirations and the health and wellbeing of our students. As a student at TyneMet you can automatically join the North East Sports Academy no matter which subject you study. Students benefit from personalised sports programmes including volunteering and work placement opportunities that help to boost employability. Alongside sports programmes, you can access various NESA enrichment programmes including the 'Move It' programme organised by our College Sports Maker where students can take part in free dance, fitness and sports classes.

Join NESA and with your commitment and determination you will have the opportunity to participate in regional and county leagues and cups. You will also have the chance to progress to represent your chosen academy at a national level.

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Latest news from NESA

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Men's Football Academy student represents England

Jack Cooper, who is studying on the Football Excellence Programme at TyneMet College, has been selected to play in the England Schools’ U18 Football Squad.

Published: 28 Feb 2017

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What our students say

Being part of the Rugby League Excellence Programme has really helped to further my participation in the game. Having access to the outstanding facilities at Kingston Park, such as a state of the art gym and access to specialist coaches has helped me grow and develop my game and contributed massively towards my selection for the U19’s Scotland National Team.

Charlie Leask Extended Diploma in Performance and Excellence